I should be at the AIMCAL R2R Conference Europe
Sunday, May 10
Plan: board our cruise ship in Barcelona
Real-life: violate Stay Home, Stay Safe suggestion and drive to Lake Simcoe (named after a foe of General Washington) in Ontario
Monday, May 11
Plan: train ride along the northern coast of Spain to see Palma De Mallorca
Real-life: rise early to do projects in a paper mill
Tuesday, May 12
Plan: sightseeing in Provence, France
Real-life: paper mill shutdown day 1
Wednesday, May 13
Plan: sightseeing in Florence, Italy
Real-life: sleep in for the night shift and paper machine startup
Thursday, May 14
Plan: sightseeing in Rome. Is that an actual gladiator?
Real-life: all the drives are running and a beautiful sunrise
Friday, May 15
Plan: sightseeing in Naples
Real-life: social-distance birthday party with two relatives. Partied in the garage as it was pouring rain.
Saturday, May 16
Plan: a day at sea - return to Barcelona
Real-life: cooked waffles for brunch for two
Sunday, May 17
Plan: train ride along the coast from Barcelona to Valencia with NM.
Real-life: virtual church and since restrictions are lifting, drive to Sandbanks Provincial Park on Lake Ontario
Monday, May 18
Plan: R2R Conference Europe Day 1. Meet long-time friends and make new ones
Real-life: Queen Victoria's Birthday long weekend. First day of summer in the Great White North. Figures--it is raining
Tuesday, May 19
Plan: R2R Conference Day 2. I have two presentations today.
Real-life: COVID-19 protocols in effect at my hotel. I wonder which delicacy I will choose for dinner tonight. Whatever it is will be passed through a drive-through window.
Wednesday, May 20
Plan: R2R Conference Day 3. DR, I and our wives play hooky in Valencia
Real-life: Wednesday is a deep cleaning day in our house during the COVID-19 "Stay Home, Stay Safe" suggestion
Thursday, May 21
Plan: breakfast with the AIMCAL Web Handling Committee and promises to meet in Orlando in October. Catch a morning train back to Barcelona.
Real-life: prepare one more safety review for a client.
Friday, May 22
Plan: sightseeing in Barcelona before flying home on the weekend.